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Giants deny report that they trashed plane after loss to Packers

1/10/2017 9:54:16 AM
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Fans may think the Giants played like trash in Green Bay, but the team says it didn't trash their return flight home, Joe Giglio and James Kratch of the Newark Star-Ledger report.

A team spokesman denied a New York Post report that the Giants' United Airlines charter flight was trashed on the way back to Newark from Sunday's 38-13 playoff loss to the Packers.

"That is false," Pat Hanlon, the team's senior vice president of communications, told NJ Advance Media.

The Post report cites the account of Mark Kropf, a Brooklyn man who was due to board a United flight to London on Monday morning. That flight, which was scheduled to be on the same plane that brought the Giants home, was delayed three hours.

Kropf said the pilot told passengers there was a delay, and revealed where the plane had come from. Kropf then tweeted the Giants did the damage. Kropf's story was backed up on social media by others, including Gordon Allott, the CEO of BroadPeak, and a former British weatherperson.

A United spokeswoman told The Post mechanical issues were to blame for the delay. Mechanical issues also plagued the Giants' return home from Green Bay. The team's flight to Newark was delayed two hours on Sunday night, according to the team.

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